Texas Tech University

Joseph McMillian

My research broadly focuses on the ecology and control of zoonotic, vector-borne pathogens. Within this framework, I emphasize research that aims to: 1) understand how functional (i.e., species interactions) and structural (i.e., community composition) sources of variation influence pathogen transmission and 2) inform public health interventions. Current projects include investigations of multi-mosquito species functional contributions to West Nile virus transmission, using machine learning algorithms to forecast spatial risk of arbovirus transmission, and experiments aimed at understanding how intrinsic factors (such as microbiome composition and tolerance of bio pesticides) influence insecticide efficacy. 

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